The accumulated result in the first eight months of the year registered a growth of 16.5% compared to the same period of 2012, totalling US$1.595 billion against US$1.370 billion. August exports also recorded an expansion of 4.7% compared to July of this year. Hides and skins (wet-blue/crust) were among the semi-manufactured goods with greatest growth in the month. Finished leather exports in the total exports grew by 1%.

Preliminary data has been supplied by the Secretary of Foreign Trade – Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), with analysis from the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB). www.brazilianleather.com.br